Samuel Statland and Hershel Katz founded Statland & Katz in 1974. Both had been “in the business” for several years and envisioned a new type of consumer-oriented insurance agency -- an agency that would offer one-stop shopping for all of a client's insurance and financial needs.
Sam’s background in life, health, disability, and professional liability insurance, along with his securities license to market retirement plans, blended well with Hersh’s background in commercial and personal lines property casualty insurance, including business, auto, homeowners, and workers compensation insurance.
They started Statland & Katz, Ltd. at the corner of Colesville Road and Spring Street in Silver Spring, MD, with one employee in a very small office. Their early concept of a consumer -oriented, one-stop shop has grown to a staff of 10 in much larger space. And today, Statland & Katz’ s diversified client base is located throughout the United States.
Julie Statland joined the Agency in 1989, when Hersh hired her to be a client service representative. Five years before joining Statland & Katz, Julie “learned the business” working in claims for a major carrier, for competitors, and for an accounting/insurance agency. Julie serviced client accounts before advancing to sales and marketing. Her acquired experiences and knowledge of the financial services industry has served her well. Julie became a full partner in 1991, buying out Hersh when he retired, as a part of a Business Continuation Plan.